CRKT M16-01KZ 3.1" Pocket Knife (Plain Edge, Black Zytel Handle)

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CRKT M16-01KZ 3.1" Pocket Knife (Plain Edge, Black Zytel Handle)
CRKT M16-01KZ 3.1" Pocket Knife (Plain Edge, Black Zytel Handle)
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Here is Kit Carson's M16 Every Day Carry (EDC) with our glass filled nylon InterFrame build in black-on-black tactical dress. Our knife users told us, "We want an affordable work knife that we can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break us up if we leave it on a job site or drop it in the river."

We heard you. So we set about to make the Z EDC the best value in the work and sport knife world.

That starts with textured glass filled nylon scales and a dual stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with glass filled nylon back spacers and Torx fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Glass filled nylon offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Lubrous washers at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

The blade is 8CR15MoV high-carbon stainless steel which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening.

The M16-01KZ uses our popular spear point slim profile blade with a Razor-Sharp edge. It is ideal for fine cutting and carving tasks. It has a black EDP blade, black frame and hardware.

Of course, it features the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.

The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS knife safety into all models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked.

Add to these features the standard removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time.

Model Number: M16-01KZ
Catalog Number: 427552
Specifications
Closed Length 4.0 inches
Blade Length 3.125 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (8Cr15MoV)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Spear Point
Lock Type AutoLAWKS
Assisted Open Yes
Handle Material Zytel
Total Length 7.13 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 2.3 ounces
Handle Color Black

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built—without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers’ high expectations.

Sport & Work Knives

CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the

Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK— all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it’s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

More natural and premium materials.

CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we’ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.

Video of the engraving process

Looking for a way to give your knife an extra dash of pizzazz? At Knife Depot, you can customize any of our 10,000 knives with an inscription or logo. The cost is $19.99 per knife for up to three knives with the same inscription. If you want four or more knives with the same inscription or logo, it costs $5.99 per knife. Click here for more information about our engraved knives.

Want to get your engraved knife even faster? Our Quick Ship personalized knives program features a selection of popular knives that are ready to be engraved and shipped right away for less.

Got questions about our knife personalization? Give us a ring at 1-800-248-1987 or email us.

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Logo Engraving
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Text Engraving (Silver Blade)
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Text Engraving (Black Blade)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Larry C. from Decatur, Illinois
October 24, 2016

I've been carrying one of the original M-16's for about 10 years and love it. Bought one of them a couple of years ago with the new Lawks lock, Hate it. It now just sits on the shelf. My original is still in my pocket.

By Stephen E. from Fayetteville, AR
December 7, 2014

I've purchased Gerber, Buck, Kershaw, etc This knife has by far the keenest edge of all! While the locking mechanism takes a bit of getting used to, this is an extraordinary tool. I highly recommend this knife.

By Frederick C. from Indiana
June 5, 2016

I really want to like this knife. Of all the CRKT knives I own this is my least favorite. The blade steel seems softer than usual from CRKT. The pivot screw needs constant adjusting to keep the blade centering and opening properly. I will have to locktite it to see if that will help. I do not care for the LAWKS system. MEH.

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